Introverted Parents with Extroverted Children

Parenting is always a little stressful. That just comes with the territory of being responsible for other tiny, virtually helpless humans. But there are certain circumstances that can make parenting particularly challenging. For my husband and I, that is being introverts with extroverted children. I am an introvert. I never knew that, because I've always … Continue reading Introverted Parents with Extroverted Children

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Even the Rocks Cry Out

Tonight was my first experience of an Ash Wednesday service with my children. Not only were we visiting a United Methodist church, which is far more formal than the Southern Baptist Church we're members of and with which my children are familiar, but we were late... As usual. Fortunately, the church had a really wonderful … Continue reading Even the Rocks Cry Out

ABC Bible Memory Verses

I've been working on these with my 2 and 3 year old. They actually end up being set to little tunes that pop into my head. It's amazing the power music has to cement things into our memory. If you don't believe me, just think about all the ridiculous songs you wish you didn't know … Continue reading ABC Bible Memory Verses

How I keep my Children Healthy

This post is a little ironic because my middle child was in bed with a pretty high fever as I wrote this... But, I know several stay-at-home moms who almost avoid getting together because every time they take their children out in public, they return home with some kind of viral or bacterial illness. It's … Continue reading How I keep my Children Healthy

A Little Holiday Cleaning and Updates

My kitchen... *Sigh* It's the most used room in the house and the least functional. Go figure that one out. I long for the day when we can finally afford the remodel. In the meantime, I am making do with a good pre-Christmas clean. I got the oven scrubbed out and ran a self-clean cycle … Continue reading A Little Holiday Cleaning and Updates

Operation Poo-Purgation: Phase 3

Today is clean up day. Yesterday the plumber came out to remove the obstruction from the drain... He found: A pair of toddler underpants A wash cloth And a dog collar, complete with tags. (We had been wondering where that got to after Cyd's bath) So... After about $1600 in damages and clean up, I … Continue reading Operation Poo-Purgation: Phase 3

Family Worship

Our youngest son was dedicated to the Church on Sunday. It wasn't a baptism; as Baptists, we believe that baptism is an outward and visible sign of an inward and spiritual grace to be chosen as an act of obedience and commitment to Christ by the believer. So, by God's grace, Henrik will be led … Continue reading Family Worship

Keeping the Kids Engaged

I realized today what a challenge I have ahead of me in keeping each of my children engaged throughout the day. What do I mean by "engaged"? Actively listening, learning, and responding in obedience through structured and unstructured play and instruction. I've noticed that when the majority of my son's day is dedicated to "free" … Continue reading Keeping the Kids Engaged

Living Your Seasons Well

I have a to-do list that never seems to progress to a to-done list. On my docket for this week is kitchen deep clean, dishes, laundry (always laundry, but my husband folded at least 4 baskets full this weekend!!) and dusting. I'm not particularly fond of dusting, but my son loves it, and it desperately … Continue reading Living Your Seasons Well

The Need for Discipleship

I have to say, for the majority of my life, I lived very sheltered. Not sheltered from culture, no! I went to public school, rode the bus (and saw and heard more than I'd ever want my own kids to) and attended my fair share of band camps. No, I was sheltered from the Truth. … Continue reading The Need for Discipleship